The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Java SE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Java SE over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
UK / England
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 591 583
Rank change year-on-year +42 -8  
Contract jobs citing Java SE 31 40 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.078% 0.049%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 17
Median daily rate £450 £344 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.90% -23.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £286 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £580 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £365 £430
% change year-on-year -24.65% -15.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Java SE is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13643 14481 13779
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.82% 28.18% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9498 10245 9023
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 177 183
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £11.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

Java SE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Java SE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Java SE in England

Java SE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Java SE in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Java SE in England

Java SE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Java SE in England over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Java SE in England

Java SE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java SE in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Java SE in England

Java SE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java SE within the England region over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +7 17 £475 +58.33% 7
East of England - 7 £200 - 1
North West - 3 £475 -
South East +16 2 - - 4
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 £425 - 2
Java SE
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Java SE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Java SE.

1 44 (88.00%) Java
2 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (52.00%) HTML
4 24 (48.00%) TDD
5 23 (46.00%) Spring
6 22 (44.00%) RESTful
7 21 (42.00%) Linux
8 17 (34.00%) Oracle
8 17 (34.00%) HTML5
8 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (30.00%) XML
10 14 (28.00%) CSS
10 14 (28.00%) Scrum
10 14 (28.00%) Java EE
11 13 (26.00%) Maven
11 13 (26.00%) SQL
11 13 (26.00%) Front End Development
12 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
12 12 (24.00%) Unix
12 12 (24.00%) Tomcat
12 12 (24.00%) Hibernate
12 12 (24.00%) Finance
12 12 (24.00%) Ajax
13 11 (22.00%) Subversion
13 11 (22.00%) AngularJS
13 11 (22.00%) JMS
13 11 (22.00%) JSP
14 10 (20.00%) Web Services
14 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
14 10 (20.00%) Mockito

Java SE
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (24.00%) Tomcat
2 10 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 9 (18.00%) WebLogic
4 7 (14.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (14.00%) Apache
5 6 (12.00%) JBoss
6 4 (8.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (6.00%) IBM Notes
8 1 (2.00%) Apache Solr
8 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
8 1 (2.00%) CMS
8 1 (2.00%) Jetty
8 1 (2.00%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Murex MxG2000
2 1 (2.00%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) PaaS
2 2 (4.00%) GitHub
3 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.00%) HTTP
2 4 (8.00%) Kerberos
2 4 (8.00%) SSH
2 4 (8.00%) SSL
3 3 (6.00%) LAN
3 3 (6.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (6.00%) WAN
4 2 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 9 (18.00%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (16.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (14.00%) MySQL
5 6 (12.00%) RDBMS
6 5 (10.00%) Jackrabbit
7 4 (8.00%) KDB
8 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (2.00%) Big Data
9 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
9 1 (2.00%) HBase
9 1 (2.00%) Impala
9 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
9 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
9 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Maven
2 11 (22.00%) Subversion
3 10 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 10 (20.00%) Mockito
4 9 (18.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (18.00%) JUnit
5 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (12.00%) JIRA
6 5 (10.00%) Gradle
7 4 (8.00%) Eclipse
8 3 (6.00%) Ant
9 2 (4.00%) AccuRev
9 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (4.00%) Selenium
9 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
10 1 (2.00%) git-flow
10 1 (2.00%) JMeter
10 1 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Banking
2 6 (12.00%) Front Office
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.00%) Finnish Language
4 1 (2.00%) Games
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (80.00%) Developer
2 32 (64.00%) Java Developer
3 14 (28.00%) Senior Developer
4 13 (26.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Agile Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Agile Java Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Senior Agile Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Linux Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Support
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Administrator
8 2 (4.00%) Calypso Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Perl Developer
8 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL Developer
8 2 (4.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (52.00%) HTML
2 23 (46.00%) Spring
3 22 (44.00%) RESTful
4 17 (34.00%) HTML5
5 15 (30.00%) XML
6 14 (28.00%) CSS
6 14 (28.00%) Java EE
7 12 (24.00%) Ajax
7 12 (24.00%) Hibernate
8 11 (22.00%) AngularJS
8 11 (22.00%) JMS
8 11 (22.00%) JSP
9 10 (20.00%) Web Services
10 9 (18.00%) J2EE
10 9 (18.00%) jQuery
11 8 (16.00%) JPA
11 8 (16.00%) REST
11 8 (16.00%) Spring Integration
11 8 (16.00%) XSLT
12 7 (14.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.00%) Derivative
3 7 (14.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (8.00%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (6.00%) Fixed Income
6 2 (4.00%) Clustering
6 2 (4.00%) Equities
6 2 (4.00%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (4.00%) Replication
6 2 (4.00%) SWIFT
7 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.00%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Linux
2 12 (24.00%) Unix
3 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.00%) Windows
5 2 (4.00%) Solaris
5 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.00%) Android
6 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (48.00%) TDD
3 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (28.00%) Scrum
5 13 (26.00%) Front End Development
6 9 (18.00%) OO
7 8 (16.00%) BDD
7 8 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 8 (16.00%) Microservices
8 7 (14.00%) Mathematics
9 6 (12.00%) CQRS
9 6 (12.00%) Integration Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Open Source
9 6 (12.00%) Software Architecture
10 5 (10.00%) DevOps
10 5 (10.00%) Kanban
10 5 (10.00%) MVC
10 5 (10.00%) SEO
10 5 (10.00%) Unit Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (88.00%) Java
2 13 (26.00%) SQL
3 12 (24.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.00%) Perl
5 6 (12.00%) C#
5 6 (12.00%) Ruby
6 5 (10.00%) C++
6 5 (10.00%) Python
7 4 (8.00%) Go
7 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
7 4 (8.00%) XPath
8 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (6.00%) Scala
9 2 (4.00%) PHP
10 1 (2.00%) C
10 1 (2.00%) Groovy
10 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Degree
1 1 (2.00%) MCITP
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.00%) OCMJD
1 1 (2.00%) OCPJP
1 1 (2.00%) OCPJWCD
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (2.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) MiFID
1 4 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (6.00%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.00%) Docker
4 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.00%) MOM
2 1 (2.00%) Oozie
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Oracle
2 9 (18.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (12.00%) Adobe
3 6 (12.00%) Bloomberg
3 6 (12.00%) IBM
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.00%) Murex
4 4 (8.00%) Reuters
4 4 (8.00%) Sybase
4 4 (8.00%) VMware
5 3 (6.00%) Lotus
6 2 (4.00%) Calypso
6 2 (4.00%) Google
7 1 (2.00%) arcserve
7 1 (2.00%) Dell
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) NetApp
7 1 (2.00%) Sun